Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel Floorplan

Registered Attendees


Registered attendees (and speakers, organizers, etc.) will have access to the following items from their Account page:

  • Abstracts from speakers and poster sessions, including the joint meeting abstracts, available 30 days prior to the meeting (You can edit your own abstract from My Account page as well)

    NOTE: Abstract authors/submitters may choose to not have their abstract available online and in the secure mobile app until a week before the meeting.

  • Full participant list, including joint meeting participants
  • Printable Invoices and Invitation Letters
  • Scholarship Information
  • Lodging Information

Login to My Account page

This meeting took place in 2004



For a complete list of the meetings for the upcoming/current season, see our meeting list, or search for a meeting.

Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress (C2)


Organizer(s) Michael F. Thomashow, Elizabeth Vierling and Ray A. Bressan
February 19—24, 2004
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Hotel • Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 20, 2003
Late Abstract Deadline:
Scholarship Deadline:
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 19, 2003

Supported by Keystone Symposia

Summary of Meeting:
A major challenge to the world community in coming years will be keeping food production in pace with the increasing world population. Meeting this challenge will require efforts in multiple areas, one of which will be the development of crops with increased abiotic stress tolerance. This is of importance as abiotic stresses, including drought, high salinity and extremes in temperature, cause significant losses in crop yield on an annual basis and greatly limit the geographical locations where crops can be grown. Increasing demands for water for nonagricultural uses will only exacerbate these problems in the future. Unfortunately, breeding for increased abiotic stress tolerance is difficult due in part to the multigenic nature of abiotic stress tolerance. However, recent insights into the molecular basis of stress tolerance have begun to suggest new strategies for crop improvement. As we learn more about the genes and signaling pathways involved in stress tolerance, we are beginning to understand how stress pathways overlap in regulation and function and, in certain cases, can afford cross protection against multiple stresses. The objective of this meeting is to bring together scientists who study abiotic stress and plant responses to the environment from a variety of perspectives to discuss their latest findings and consider future lines of investigation. This exchange will provide a deeper understanding of abiotic stress tolerance, a fundamental aspect of plant biology, and potentially lead to new approaches to improve the stress tolerance of agriculturally important crops for both the developed and developing world.

View Scholarships/Awards
No registration fees are used to fund entertainment or alcohol at this conference

Conference Program    Print  |   View meeting in 12 hr (am/pm) time


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19

15:00—19:00
Registration

Promenade
18:15—19:15
Refreshments

Promenade
19:15—19:30
Orientation

Mesa A-B
19:30—20:30
Keynote Address
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
Deborah P. Delmer, University of California, Davis, USA
Agriculture in Developing Nations: Challenges and Opportunities


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa
08:00—11:15
Gene Networks Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Ray A. Bressan, Purdue University, USA

Mike Hasegawa, Purdue University, USA
Forward Genetic Approaches for the Identification of Plant Salt Adaptation Determinants

Kazuo Shinozaki, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Gene Networks Involved in Dehydration and Cold Stress Responses

Tong Zhu, Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., USA
Networks of Transcription Factors with Roles in Environmental Stress Response

Nina V. Fedoroff, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Redox Signaling in Plant Stess Response

Jonathan T. Vogel, Michigan State University, USA
Short Talk: Multiple Transcription Factors Contribute to the Low Temperature Regulatory Network of Arabidopsis thaliana

Masaru Ohme-Takagi, Saitama University, Japan
Short Talk: Analysis of Genes Involved in Abiotic Stress Responses by the Chimeric Repressor in Arabidopsis

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Gene Regulation in Response to Environmental Stresses
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Jian-Kang Zhu, Purdue University, USA
Gene Regulation Under Cold and Osmotic Stresses

Lutz Nover, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Gene Regulation in Response to Heat Stress

Heribert Hirt, URGV Plant Genomics, France
Role of Arabidopsis MAP Kinase Kinase MKK2 in Cold and Salt Stress Signaling, Gene Regulation and Stress Tolerance

Janet Braam, Rice University, USA
Short Talk: Regulation and Roles of Arabidopsis Genes Encoding Potential Calcium Sensory Proteins and Cell Wall Modifying Enzymes

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mesa C
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 1: Gene Regulation and Regulatory Networks/Stress Signaling Pathways

Mesa C

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa
08:00—11:15
Stress Signaling Pathways
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Marc Knight, University of Oxford, UK
Signalling Crosstalk Involving SFR6 in Cold, and OX1 in Wounding

Sarah M. Assmann, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Heterotrimeric G Protein Signaling in Guard Cell ABA Responses

Jen Sheen, MGH/HMS, USA
Sugar and Stress Signaling Networks

Phil Mullineaux, University of Essex, UK
Plant Responses to Excess Light: Molecular Genetic Dissection of Signaling Pathways

Julian I. Schroeder, University of California, San Diego, USA
Short Talk: Guard Cell Signal Transduction from Genomics to Cellular Signaling Dynamics

Jörg Kudla, Universität Münster, Germany
Short Talk: Integration and Channeling of Abiotic Stress Signals by the CBL-CIPK Interaction Network

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Elizabeth Vierling, University of Arizona, USA
Genetic and Biochemical Dissection of Functions Involved in Thermotolerance

José M. Pardo, Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Dual Regulation of SOSI by Protein Phosphorylation

Teun Munnik, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stress-Activated Phospholipid Signaling

Alejandra Covarrubias, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Short Talk: Functional Analysis of Plant Hydrophilins

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mesa C
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 2: Biochemistry of Stress Tolerance/Physiology of Stress Tolerance

Mesa C

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa
08:00—11:15
Physiology of Stress Tolerance. Session Sponsored in part by BASF Plant Science.
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Christine H. Foyer, IACR-Rothamsted Research, UK
Antioxidant Systems and Stress Tolerance

Agnes Chardonnens, Syngenta Seeds BV, Netherlands
Discovering Novel Genes that Confer Drought Tolerance using a High Throughput Functional Genomics Approach

Gladys I. Cassab, National University of Mexico, Mexico
Root Growth and Responses to Water

Pamela J. Green, Delaware Biotechnology Institute, USA
A Role for Noncoding RNAs in ABA Stress Responses

Christophe Maurel, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Short Talk: Aquaporins and Regulation of Water Transport in Roots Under Anoxic and Salt Stresses

Stefan Kempa, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany
Short Talk: New Insights in the Glutathione Ascorbate Cycle from Studies of the Dehydroascorbate Reductase Family in Arabidopsis thaliana

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
11:15—13:00
Poster Setup

Mesa C
13:00—22:00
Poster Viewing

Mesa C
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Coordinating Growth and Development with Environmental Cues
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Stacey L. Harmer, University of California, Davis, USA
Circadian Rhythms and Plant Growth

Richard Amasino, University of Wisconsin, USA
Memories of Winter: Vernalization (Cold Stress?) and Meristem Competence

George Coupland, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Germany
Photoperiod Regulation of Flowering

Dale T. Karlson, West Virginia University, USA
Short Talk: Functional Characterization of Plant Cold Shock Domain Proteins

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mesa C
19:30—22:00
Poster Session 3: Genetic Analysis of Stress Tolerance/Breeding and Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance

Mesa C

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23

07:00—08:00
Breakfast

Chamisa
08:00—11:15
Breeding and Genetics of Stress Tolerance in Crops. Session Sponsored in part by Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., a DuPont Company.
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Marianne Bänziger, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Zimbabwe
Breeding Tropical Maize for Increased Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Donald E. Nelson, , USA
Approaches to Improving Crop Stress Tolerance

Tim Helentjaris, Pioneer HiBred International, Inc., USA
Productivity under Abiotic Stree: Biotechnology and the Farm Environment

Julio Salinas, National Institute of Investigation and Agrarian and Nourishing Technology, Spain
Using Genetic Analysis in Arabidopsis to Identify Components of Freezing Tolerance

Anabel Sanz, CropDesign N.V., Belgium
Short Talk: Applied Genomics For Improving Stress Tolerance In Cereals

Elizabeth Van Volkenburgh, University of Washington, USA
Short Talk: Physiological Mechanism of Density Stress Tolerance in Corn (Zea mays) H

09:20—09:40
Coffee Break

Promenade
16:30—17:00
Coffee & Snacks Available

Promenade
17:00—19:00
Biotechnology Approaches to Improve Stress Tolerance
Meeting has ended...abstracts no longer viewable online.

Mesa A-B
* Edwardo Blumwald, University of California, Davis, USA
Engineering Salt Tolerant Crops: The Role of Vacuolar Cation/Proton Antiporters

James Zhang, Formation 8, China
Trascription Factors and Engineering of Drought Tolerance

Ray Wu, Cornell University, USA
Trehalose Accumulation Increases Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Rice and the Advantage of Using an Inducible Promoter

Naoko K. Nishizawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
Short Talk: Improving Crop Tolerance to Low Iron Availability in Alkaline Soils by Using the Genes Participated in Iron Acquisition Strategies in Plants

Yafan Huang, Performance Plants, Inc., Canada
Short Talk: Molecular Tailoring of Farnesylation: Engineered Canola Exhibiting Drought Stress Tolerance and Yield Protection in Field Trials

19:00—20:00
Social Hour

Mesa C
20:00—23:00
Entertainment

Mesa C

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 
Departure


*Session Chair †Invited, not yet responded.



We gratefully acknowledge support for this conference from:


Directors' Fund


These generous unrestricted gifts allow our Directors to schedule meetings in a wide variety of important areas, many of which are in the early stages of research.

Click here to view all of the donors who support the Directors' Fund.



We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:

BASF Corporation Pioneer Hi-Bred a DuPont business

We appreciate the organizations that provide Keystone Symposia with additional support, such as marketing and advertising:


Click here to view more of these organizations


Special thanks to the following for their support of Keystone Symposia initiatives to increase participation at this meeting by scientists from underrepresented backgrounds:


Click here to view more of these organizations


If your organization is interested in joining these entities in support of Keystone Symposia, please contact: Sarah Lavicka, Director of Development, Email: sarahl@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2690

Click here for more information on Industry Support and Recognition Opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming an advertising/marketing in-kind partner, please contact:
Yvonne Psaila, Director, Marketing and Communications, Email: yvonnep@keystonesymposia.org,
Phone:+1 970-262-2676